>> ben, d.j., and nick, three teenage, upper-middle-class white boys, which is striking for a lot of people, but we wanted to explore the baseline political realities in the country by looking at boys who essentially our avatars for traditional leaders in america. a lot of people come to a film about young leaders and they expect to see a multicultural tapestry of what america really looks like, but i think the country is still run, politically, at least, largely by upper-middle-class, relatively privileged white men, and reacting to that is really what i am trying to do for viewers. >> the three of them come from what states and what communities? >> they all come from the first 13 colonies. ben grew up outside of washington, d.c., in springfield, virginia.